Years ago, I used to be a milliner. I think the recent exhibition at the V&A, Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones, has reawakened my interest in hat making. I got all my old photo’s of my hats out and remembered the old days. Luckily a friend of mine needs a little hat for a wedding and asked me if I’d make her one. Her dress is a very stylish, graphic, asymmetric, Vivienne Westwood number. I have had a few ideas and I think a sort of origami flower might be good. After a perambulate around the net I found a flower that works. Here is a paper one that is my first attempt.
We’re off to Berwick Street and MacCulloch and Wallis to see what fabrics and bits and pieces we can find. I’ll keep you updated. The Stephen Jones exhibition is on until May 31st. It’s really wonderful, do try to see it if you like that sort of thing.